10 Steps for Effectively Facilitating a Meeting

Time is precious. For marketers, workplace meetings have the potential to be great moments to brainstorm the next revolutionary idea, discover a new approach to idea generation that can change the industry, or create the next new employee program that makes your company an even more desirable place to work. On the other hand, if not planned well, meetings also have the potential to be a waste of time and participants can leave the room feeling uninspired and unproductive.

In order to make the most of your employees’ time, here are “10 Steps for Effectively Facilitating a Meeting.” By creating, and then implementing, these steps into your daily lives, meetings can be useful, efficient and exciting for those who attend. Check out the infographic below so you can make the most of your meeting time!

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A special shout out to Peter Fleischer and his team for helping to brainstorm some of these ideas.

Melissa Barry is the Chief of Staff at Ketchum. As Chief of Staff, Melissa directly supports Ketchum’s CEO, Barri Rafferty, and her senior team by providing counsel on agency transformation, strategy execution, and operational excellence. Prior to this role, Melissa was part of the Organizational Effectiveness team where she spent her time consulting to groups and individuals in the areas of change management, employee engagement, and team effectiveness. Melissa received her graduate degree in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and her undergraduate degree in Human Development from Cornell University. She is a certified HCI Human Capital Strategist and is qualified to administer several assessments including MBTI and Social Styles.